Children may join the library with the help of a responsible adult. They will need proof of address and parents or guardians permission to use the internet.
On joining children will be able to loan 12 books, 2 DVDs and 6 storytapes.
There are also children's e-books and audio books available in the Digital Library. To use the digital library the child must have a pin code set up.
We're celebrating 30 years of Where's Wally? in Doncaster Central Children's Library. Children visiting the library can take part in our Wally Hunt this April to win posters or stickers and enter a colouring competition to win a fabulous Where’s Wally? sticker book. The fun will continue until the end of April.
Our enthusiastic Year 6 book group from Kirk Sandall Junior school were given a selection of BookTrust Bookbuzz books to read and review. The group, called #WeLoveReading, loved having new books to pick, digest and discuss with their friends, so we asked them which book they would choose to go into our libraries.
Their number 1 choice was The Last Wild by Piers Torday. On their recommendation, we have put a copy in our Central Children’s library and have several more copies on order to send to other libraries for children to enjoy.
Children's Book Reviews by Chatterbook Groups
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Children in the Kirk Sandall Junior School Year 6 Reading Group are the most enthusiastic bunch you are ever likely to meet! They have named their group #WeLoveBooks and have just enjoyed reading Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. It scored a scrumdidlyumptious 8 3/4 out of 10.
Here’s what some of them said –
‘This is a fun, exciting book about a boy called Charlie Bucket. I like the different named sweets. It’s really good and I would recommend this book.’ Tia
‘I really like the book…I would definitely recommend it to someone. It is exciting when people ignore the rules and go home. It’s funny when he makes up creatures that don’t exist.’
‘Mr Wonka already had Charlie in mind (to take charge of the factory) because the things were like tests. If they are spoilt or badly behaved, something would happen to them.’ Lily-Rose
‘Charlie is poor and hungry, Mike plays video games, Violet holds a gum record, Veruca is a very spoiled girl and Augustus is a big, fat, greedy boy!’ Ellie
‘Good similes on page 13.’ Aaliah
‘The front cover gave me the urge to open the book and read.’ Joe
Join us at the Central Children’s Library every Tuesday* for our weekly Bookstart Rhyme Time.
We’ll have lots of fun with stories, songs and rhymes and then stay and play with toys and activities. Every Tuesday* 1.30-2.30pm, suitable for all pre-school children
For more information contact the Central Children’s Library on tel: 01302 734322
*Term Time Only
You can play on a Wii in Central Children's Library. You can also join our gamers club there. The most popular game in our club is currently FIFA 13!
Home Work Zone
Everyone is welcome to use a library as a learning zone. The staff are always willing to help.
You can have extended time on the computer for doing your homework and it is free to print your work. The staff will try to find the most convienient place for you to sit, read and learn.
Some of the reference websites will require your library card.